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passementerie Michel Sahuc


historical background

- The man behind our success

After studying business management and a year in New York City, Michel Sahuc, “son of a batten-maker” (manufacturer of battens and shuttles for ribbon looms), entered the narrow woven fabrics trade at a very early stage in his professional career, working as an Export Sales Manager.

- The businessman of yesterday
In March 1990, take-over of an old family business in Lyon: Passementerie BOURDON which, in the 1970s, had the clever idea of creating a manufacturing plant in Jonzieux (Loire – 42), a village with a long history in the passementerie trade.

- The businessman of today
Cottage industry passementerie has almost totally disappeared and has now been replaced by integrated plants.
The machinery has been modernised and the various techniques used are now complementary. Our archives house extensive documentation on most hand-woven articles.
Our job consists of adapting the spirit of these treasures of the past to our own “industrial craft” techniques.